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's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been trying to nail down more information on this. and we'll continue to do so, wolf. >> what's the university of colorado saying about all of this, ed? >> reporter: well, now that the details have come out that this packag
right to the ridiculist. that does it for us. "early start" starts right now. >>> breaking news. fire raging. right now after a freight train crashes in columbus, ohio. >>> repealing health care. the house votes in a matter of hours. but it won't make much of a difference. >>> hot pursuit. a police chase ending in dramatic fashion. that suspect's car plunging off of the freeway. and you will not believe what he said his reason for doing this was. you'll find out all about it in a moment. it's right at the top of the hour. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." nice to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm ali velshi. zi r zoraida sambolin is off today. >>> we begin with breaking news. hazmat crews at the scene of this spectacular fire. it's raging in ohio right now after a train that was pulling several tankers derailed just before 2:00 this morning eastern time. this was an accident that happened in the north end of columbus. flames can be seen apparently for miles. witnesses reporting in that they could see this a long way off. christine romans has been monitori
. >>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. i'm carol costello. >>> we begin today in bulgaria, still reeling from what the nation's interior minister says was a suicide bombing on a bus filled with israeli tourists. new developments continue to come in to cnn, but here's what we know right now. new security footage shows a man who bulgarian officials say is responsible for the attack. you see him there. in a surprising twist, this man was carrying a michigan driver's license, which fbi officials have now identified as a fake. seven people confirmed dead in the attack, including the bomber. 36 others wounded. three of them serious. let's bring in our reporter on the ground in bulgaria. let's talk about this fake michigan driver's license. any idea how this man got a hold of it? >> reporter: we really don't know. and of course we can't even tell whether or not he is american, if it's a fake i.d. all we really know is what we see on that security camera video that's come in from the airport. and basically it shows a man who could be an ordinary backpacker tourist. and that's what
in the know, it will always be bankersmith, texas, from top to bottom. that's it for us. >>> today, the senate hit the gas and headed towards the edge. >>> the u.s. and russia at odds over whether officials have the right to confront some americans in their own homes. >>> and new details are coming about the young man who police say shot and killed 12 people inside a com movie theater. plus, one of the victims who was shot three times has just been released from the hospital and he's "out front" tonight. >>> playing chicken with the fiscal cliff. today the senate appeared to take action on extending the bush era tax cuts. appeared being the key word. senate majority leader announced he would not philly buster. he allowed a straight up or down majority wins vote. the republican plan, extend the tax cuts for everyone, and president obama's plan extend it for 98% of americans. that's households making 250,000 a year. why would the senator do such a thing? >> the only way to force people to take a stand is to make sure that today's votes truly count. by setting these votes at a 50-vote threshold,
sister starts screaming. a packed show ahead. trayvon martin's parents will show us along with their attorney and former syrian general a kill ha shem is our guest and michael nter and rex ryan, plus the producer of the new bat man movie and it is thursday, july 19th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> hi, everybody. welcome. "starting point" this morning is george zimmerman in his own words. this morning the man that shot and killed trayvon martin sat down for his first television interview. it happened last night on fox news. zimmerman said what happened was all god's plan. >> do you regret getting out of the car to follow trayvon that night. >> no, sir. >> do you regret you had a gun that night? >> no, sir. >> do you feel you wouldn't be here for this interview if you didn't have that gun? >> no, sir. >> you feel you would not be here? >> i feel that it was all god's plan and for me to second guess it or judge it -- >> is there anything you might do differently in retrospect now that time has passed a little bit? >> no, sir. >> joining us this morning criminal defen
. activists say at least 71 people have been killed around that country today alone. >>> back in the u.s., the country is still sweltering under extreme heat and drought conditions. according to statistics released by the national oceanic and atmosphere administration, almost 64% of the country is experiencing moderate or worse drought conditions and it's remained largely unchanged from last week. areas suffering from extreme drought jumped from 13.5% to 20.5%. and 55% of the nation's pastures and rangeland are also in very poor condition. the effect of the extreme heat will soon take its toll on our wallets with corn and other ops withering and dying in the heat, food prices are expected to shoot up. emily schmidt has the details. >> reporter: in a rural corner of maryland, it is the right place at the wrong time to live off the land. >> sunnyside road, yeah. it's been sunnyside too much this year. >> too much sun, too little rain for too long. tommy bowls' crops are the worst he's had in 25 years of farming. have you ever seen anything worse than this? >> i've never seen anything. i've
to tell us what he is doing to combat violence in his city. and also, we will be joined by a panel to talk about aids. and we are talking about jobs, j j jobs, jobs, and the employers are not hiring enough to bring down the latest figures. you see that 80,000 new jobs were added last month but the labor unemployment rate remai remairemains 8.2%, and that is because of the jobs added in may. it is a different picture from the jobsarlier in the year. now president obama and mitt romney are talking about it. >> our mission is not to get back to where we were before the crisis, and we have to get back to what has been happening in the last decades, because jobs leaving our shores and we have to struggle to fight for. >> now is the time for america to choose whether they want more of the same and whether unemployment over 8% month after month after month is satisfactory or not. it does not have to be this way. america can do better and this kick in the gut has got to end. >> i want to break down the good news and the bad news of the latest jobs report. we are joined by danny from georgia tech,
with mccartney, don't bug me. words to live by on the riduculist. that does it for us. "early start"begins now. >>> danger at 30,000 feet. the fbi wants to know who put needles on the food on four different delta flights. >>> and who will it be and when? anticipation mounts as mitt romney mulls over his choice for vice president. >>> saved from a terrifying plunge. take a look at this. >> oh, my goodness. >> a bus driver breaks a young girl's fall -- here it cops -- from a third story window. amazing. >> wait until you see the video of this as it's unfolding. it's really incredible. >> he says he's not a hero. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> how do you define hero then? >> that guy right there. >> thanks for joining us. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. so let's get started. the midnight deadline for jeremy lin, will the nba sensation decide to stay in new york? we'll talk to "sports illustrated's" maggie gray about that. >>> also we'll have depack chopra here about exploring your relationship with the universe. he's using the internet. >> very interes
for us, this is where it is. >> so you still get that buzz, an audience this size. >> yes, this is the biggest show in london that i can recall. we have played some big shows, but i don't remember anything as grand as this. >> you have been on tour now for nearly two years and are you pleased it is coming to an end? >> yes. >> in a word. >> absolutely, yes. >> it has been a long one. and it has been a great project. we had a new album out a year and a half ago, and it is now not such a new album, but it is a lot of mileage left in the songs, but it is something that you get to the point where you know it is time to get a rest and recharge the batteries and get new ideas to come out with a new album. >> all right. all new stuff you are talking out, but we will hear some of the old greats tonight, aren't we? >> of course. i mean, we know that our audience, and those songs. my wife came to see madonna and she was horrified and i'm not dissing madonna, because she is a huge fan, but she did not play a couple of the really big songs and we like to please the audience. >> and we
happened. here is an e-mail we got from elizabeth's mother. she wrote into us and said many good things have come from the interview. one thing being my daughter's bullies who posted their practical joke of her on facebook saw cnn and called her to apologize. she happy. thank you for watching and my good friend, don lemon, back here next weekend. >>> kidnapped, the attempt to recovery two americans kidnapped in egypt. >>> and gone without a trace, two girls last seen riding their bikes near a lake. >>> tires punctures after someone threw tacks on the road. >>> good morning and welcome to "early saturdtart." >> you know, you come back from vacation, you have a new anchor. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambo will i n. up first, authorities in egypt trying to negotiate the release of two kidnapped victims. one of the victims is diabetic. and his family is not here he has his medication with him. mohammed sami joins us on the phone in sinai, egypt, right now. where do the negotiations stand right now with the kidnapper? >> they are trying to negotiate with the hosta
-up. could more criminal charges follow. outrage over u.s. olympic uniforms made in china. one lawmaker says we should burn them all. and two wheels full throttle the motorcycle rider who made this video this morning is a wanted man. and you are going to see it. get your air sickness bag because man i'm telling you you can't look at that screen too long. welcome everybody. welcome to early start. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> good morning. i'm alina cho bringing the news from a to c. >> so weird. we have the alphabet all mixed up. >> anger, sadness and overwhelming shame at penn state. a scathing report conducted by a former director of the fbi, leaving the school and its legendary coaches shattered. saying joe paterno and top university officials not only hid but empowered a child predator in jerry sandusky. the outrage is spreading so quickly there are calls to tear down a statue of paterno that stands youds of beaver stadium. will more criminal charges be coming? susan candiotti is live in philadelphia this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yes, you're right. for
-- >> i think 300,000. >> in the u.s.? >> world wide. >> about 70,000 across the u.s. who have no idea that they have been, for lack of a better description, riding on the coat tails of the protection of the fbi and the fbi has said we've tried to find you. we've tried to let you know. we've tried to send you messages. if you don't help yourself, i'm not going to be there after monday. is that how this worked? >> yeah. typically the average user doesn't know about the settings. they are pretty much given to you by your internet service provider. people don't look there so they don't know what's happening. when they go the www.bankofamerica.com, if they have this malware, it could redirect them somewhere else. the criminals could capture it. that's how it worked before until the fbi took down this group and set up the server that allows, if people are inif he canned with this malware, it will temporarily work. they didn't want to take the servers down because it could interrupt people's internet experience. >> just quickly. we have the president who is at a live event and we've been los
officials say he took powerful narcotics meant for patients and used them on himself and gave thoseinfected. authorities believe he infected 30 people in new hampshire in 2012. now we've learned that in 2010, he surrendered his license a as a radiologic tech. that's when the licensing board started investigating him will after an incident in a hospital in arizona. they are speak viewed interviewe and he told the licensing board i looked in and found dave lying on his back in the bathroom stall. i looked in the toilet and spotted a 5 cc syringe and needle floating in the water. the label was blue and he said i'm going to jail. while this arizona board was investigating him, he voluntarily surrendered his license and he wrote a letter to the board saying, i'm surrend surrendering my arizona license at will beuse i don't have the resources nor money to fight the accusations. and willing to wait to be eligible for reinstated in through three years. later that very same month, he went on to work in hospitals in philadelphia, kansas, georgia, and then new hampshire. an expert? so-called drug dive
. >>> and is there tension in the u.s. supreme court after that health care ruling? you will hear what justice scalia said about any possible bad blood. that's in that cnn exclusive coming right up. >>> up first this morning, breaking news from tanzania where more than 30 people have drowned, over 100 more are feared dead after a ferry with nearly 300 people on board sank. about 150 people were rescued. but officials say there's not much hope for the passengers still missing. there were also 31 children on board. you are looking there at pictures of a little boy being saved. there were tourists on board as well. it's not clear if any of them were americans. rough weather an fierce waves are hampering rescue efforts and may be to blame for that tragedy. >>> this morning more than 60% of the u.s. are dealing with extreme drought conditions. nearly 1,300 counties in the united states have been labeled disaster areas. the obama administration is asking congress for drought relief help and to help pass a 5 500 billion dollar farm bill. right now crops are withering away under the heat, threatening to drive up
. >> that is awesome. it's caught on camera. i'm ashleigh banfield. it's nice to have you with us every morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. let's get started with this. go vote for someone else. how about that for a campaign pitch. fighting words for mitt romney after a pretty rough reception at the naacp convention. it was a tough sell to begin with though anyway. governor romney's really trying to convince african-americans that they'd be better served with him in the white house than with president obama. president obama has about 95ish percent support among african-americans. he misstepped when he referred to the president's health carrey forms as obama care. >> i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find, that includes obama care, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> yeah, those are the sound of boos. you might say ouch or maybe not. romney is getting beat up by naacp. listen to the president of the washington, d.c., branch describe that chorus of boos. >> he literally came to our house and attacked the issues that are important to us on our turf. >> an
evidence that he used the ar-15 in the theater. the shotgun within the theater and a .40 caliber glock. >> the magnitude of the horror unfolded as police rushed to the scene. >> we got another person outside shot in the leg, female. i got people running out of the theater. >> get us gas masks for theater nine. we can't get in it. we need rescue inside the auditorium. >> we got seven down. seven down. i've got a child victim. i need rescue at the back door of theater nine. >> child victim. did you hear that? minutes, hours after the shooting witnesses begin to come forward giving us the first glimpses of the absolute terror and bloodshed inside that theater. >> just pointed the gun at me. i was terrified. i dove into the aisle. i had bullets on my forehead. >> there was one guy on all fours crawling. there was a girl spitting up blood. there were bullet holes in some people's backs and arms. >> for like ten minutes or 15 minutes it was one or two minutes but it was horrific. >> here he is, the suspected gunman. his name james holmes. he's 24 years of age. how did police arrest him? list
was longtime director, of course, head of the fbi. this is someone who is used to looking into various investigations of a criminal nature. but also he has a background and has served on a board of the national center for missing and exploited children. so he certainly has a background and has said that he cares very deeply about the exploitation of children. he had a lot of work to be done. he certainly was going to be looking at whether penn state followed his own procedures, and he has said this publicly, for handling allegations of sexual mis conducond misconduct, especially involving children. >> i know you want to get to that report. susan, we'll get back to you from philadelphia. >>> over the next two hours, you'll be hearing about all of the key players surrounding the pennstate scandal, including joe paterno, the legendary head coach that was dismissed in the wake of the charges. in the statement released today, paterno's family calls him, quote, highly principled and says select emails have been leaked in an attempt to smear his name. we'll also hear more about jerry sandusky
, but a little patient with us here, but they are moving as quickly as they can. you can see what they are up against here, just the physical nature having to remove things like this. this scene is repeating over and over in the states. >> brian, stay with us. things are changing by the hour. brian todd reporting live in west virginia. and also this morning we are asking leaders from right across the region, how are you going to fix this thing? when is the power coming back for people? first, the mayor of lewisburg, john manchester, is going to join us at 6:30 eastern time. >>> more on the heat wave and when we expect relief. alexandra is in for rob marciano, what a horrible situation. folks are without power and a couple of hot days forecasted for these states. >>> places like minneapolis, the heat index or what it will feel like, 112 degrees there. one thing you'll notice waking up on the east coast to go out to get your paper, there's more moisture in the area. the dew point is higher than it's been, so temperatures for some along the eastern seaboard may not be as hot, but the uncomfortab
'm just guessing. he will always soar to great heights here on the riduculist. that's it for us. "early start" begins now. >>> the horse race for the white house. it's close. a brand-new poll shows one candidate with a slight lead. >>> street fight in syria. the assad regime sending in more troops as it struggles to hold the country's largest city. >>> mystery solved. take a look. police say this surveillance video of a man putting a woman in the trunk of a car isn't what it looks like. not sure what it looks like, but i promise we will tell you what it looks like. there it is. >> there. >> i think it's more dumb than it is scary in the end. stay tuned. we'll tell you exactly what's going op. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. 5:00 a.m. in the east. coming one a man who says he has been cured of hiv. dr. sanjay gupta talked to him. you'll hear about that later this hour. really remarkable. >>> plus, brett favre couldn't stay retired after all. he's back in football taking a job you might not expect. we'll tell you all about it. stay tuned.
right now. >>> and good morning to you. happy friday. thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new details on a man who is accused of being a serial infector of hepatitis c. david kwiatkowsky is accused of infecting many people. one hospital fired him for drug abuse two years ago. our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is in boston with more. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: carol, let me tell you when what happened in arizona. cnn has learned that david kwiatkowsky was working at a hospital in arizona when his fellow employees found him passed out in the men's locker room. they found syringes on his person. he was in possession of syringes. they took him to the emergency room to treat him. when they tested him, he tested positi for cocaine and marijuana, and that hospital did report him to arizona authorities. legal authorities, law enforcement i should say. now, of course, as you said, this begs the question, how did he keep working in hospitals? we asked one man who knows him. >> ron cross went in for a heart procedure in february and now he's here
, thanks for being with us. >> he is an oscar nominated actor and producer of a new documentary shenandoah. >> i spent time there doing a documentary as well. ryan lizza, the washington correspondent from the new yorker and will cain from the blaze.com. i missed you terribly. >> it's been 12 hours since we've seen each other. >> i get to meet one of my favorite actors, deets from lone some dove. >> are you from texas? >> if you don't like lonesome dove, you're in trouble. >> you might have to switch spots today. >> i was going to say lethal weapon but everybody says that, right? >> our "starting point" this morning, breaking news, hazmat crews are on the scene. a spectacular fire, taking place in ohio. a train was pulling several tankers derailed just before 2:00 this morning. the accident happened in the north end of columbus, which is near ohio state university and the ohio state fairgrounds, the explosion and flames could be seen and felt for miles. everyone within a mile of that scene has been ordered to leave their homes because police believe some of those tankers are hauling sulphur
the week before. a u.s. military helicopter has crash crashed in oman. it happened today about 15 miles from the kun tcountry's capital five crew members were on board. the condition is not clear. military officials don't know what caused the crash, but they say it was deaf net nitly not attacked. the u.n. security council tried to slap a new set of sanctions on syria, but it filled. the allies and the permanent u.n. security council members, china and russia, said no, and the u.n. ambassador is frustrated. >> the security council has failed utterly in the most important task on the agenda this year. this is another dark day in turtle bay. one can only hope that one day before too many thousands more die that russia and china will stop protecting assad and allow this council to play its proper role. >> because of the battleground states in the presidential race, florida is a big prize, and no surprise that president obama's campaign is there today. he kicks off with a rally in jacksonville, and it is scheduled to begin in 15 minutes from now. we will take you live to that event. as the
telling us these trees down are a huge obstacle. we're right in the middle of a road here. you see the double yellow lines and this may not be cleared for a little while. that is impeding power crews as they try to move around. you mention food shortages, an official told me not too long ago this may be one of the worst food crises in a long time. they have two main pantries that distribute nonperishable food to the people in need, they are empty and starting a food drive trying to get food and water to people. water pressure is a huge issue. some of the pumps are fueled by electricity, they are done so water pressure is a big problem. people need to boil water. the national guard is getting out offering people help in getting water and boiling water and things like that. that is a logistical problem as well. how are people staying cool in this? we talked to residents in vf west virginia. any way they can at this point. >> it's very hot. i'm been setting on the porch since last night. >> it's pretty bad. the heat is the main thing, can't keep our apartment cool. i've never been wit
us to talk about his new book that talks about putting a price on tragedy. we have a packed show this morning. talk to florida's lieutenant governor jennifer carol and also minority whip steny hoyer will be our guest and roland martin checking in and ellen burstyn with us. >> welcome, everybody. starting point this morning, fighting words from mitt romney as joe biden prepares to address the naacp convention in houston after romney's rocky reception at the convention and he is now telling the detractors go vote for someone else. it was a tough sell. he was trying to convince african-americans they would be better off with him but when he prom i canned to repeal president obama's health care law the crowd erupted in boos. >> i am going to eliminate every non-essential program i can find, that includes obama care, and i will work to reform and save -- >> romney is getting hammered in the wake of that by the naacp. jim acosta is live in houston this morning. good morning. how did it go? >> well, soledad, whenever you get booed for 15 seconds it is not exactly going well. the romney
to us and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with chick-fil-a. >> twitter, my twitter, i was tweeting about this, gone crazy over cathy's latest comments on same-sex marriage. we just want to read you a couple of your tweets. david tweets, "i couldn't be more happy that a godly company has the guts to stand firm against haters. the lord bless them." kobo tweets, "this changes nothing. my stomach doesn't understand bigotry. i only disagree with their stance on being closed sundays." and ed helms tweets "chick-fil-a doesn't like gay people? so lame. hate to think what they do to the gay chickens. lost a loyal fan. i'm joined by the host of the ken coleman show. >> good to be here, brooke. >> wow. >> it's a firestorm. >> it's a firestorm. people are calling dan cathy a bigot. the names continue, names i can't even use here on cnn. tell me about your personal experience with him. >> i've got to tell you this. someone told me this a long time ago, that a man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an opinion. i've interviewed dan twice, i know some of his top
mandate is a tax. that is romney's position, the new position. and he's using it to his advantage now, blasting the president for breaking a promise to raise taxes -- not to raise taxes on the middle class. >>> it kind of felt like 1776 for a lot of americans, the hottest and stickiest night out there without any relief. >> still is. >> can you imagine? this is a serious bummer. about 700,000 people still with no power across 12 states and the nation's capital this morning. six days after the powerful series of storms went blowing through, fueled by extreme heat. this is what washington's massive power outage looks like from space. it's kind of obvious. amazing before-and-after images taken by a nasa satellite for us. extensive power outages in washington and baltimore. visible, clearly, in these images. looks like stars if you squint and you realize you're looking the other way. in west virginia, the heat and the power outages have led to a food crisis, too. people having to toss out everything from their freezers and stores also. look at the shelves. >> empty. >> everything was spoi
people and this law does that. >> joe johns joins us now. what's the core issue before the court today? >> reporter: this is a texas case and the question in court is about ensuring the integrity of the ballot versus making sure voting rights of minorities are protected. it will be determined by your party affiliation. republicans arguing for a long time now that voter fraud is a big problem. we've heard that argument and so something numerous states have enacted laws that require voters to present photo identification though some have been challenged. democrats say a lot of democratic voters especially segments of the african-american and hispanic populations tend to lack the kinds of photo identification, military i.d., the passport, et cetera. the question before the court is whether the law in texas prevents anyone from voting based on race, justice department says it could. the state of texas says it would never do that. >> this has pild over to eric holder. he was held in contempt of congress over fast and furious. so what do you suppose the american people think of his insertion
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